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Jun 23, 2023 8:16 AM

New actions direct in the Microsoft search box

by HubSite 365 about Ami Diamond [MVP]

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New actions direct in the Microsoft search box

The "New actions direct in the Microsoft search box" appears to refer to the improved functionality of Microsoft Outlook's search box. Microsoft has repositioned the search box to the title bar, providing more vertical screen space. The box is now available in both the client apps and web apps for Microsoft 365/Office 365. If you click into the search box or use the keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+E and ALT+Q), a menu showing recent searches, people, and actions appears.

As you type in the search box, the menu filters down search terms, people, and actions to match what you type. The new feature doesn't just search through email, but everything in Outlook, including its functionality. For example, if you want to know how to move emails, typing "move" in the search box will display relevant commands. The interface for constructing your search has also been improved, with a simple search menu appearing when you click the arrow next to the search box. There is also an option to change the default search fields, and to search for things that aren't in the default fields by clicking "Add More Options"


Exploring the New Microsoft Search Box Features

The latest update to the Microsoft search box introduces a more user-friendly experience, making it easier than ever to access and share resources. These new actions enable users to quickly engage with search results by copying links, downloading files, sharing content, opening contact cards, and copying emails. This streamlined approach helps to enhance productivity and collaboration within the Microsoft ecosystem. The new look and feel, combined with these powerful features, ensures that users have a seamless and efficient search experience.

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Microsoft has recently added new functionalities to its search box, allowing users to Copy Link, Download, Share, Open Contact Card, and Copy Email when hovering over a search suggestion. This video will go through the new look and feel and how these features work.


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